Back home safe from Germany and Sweden, I’ve been thinking about a theme that emerged in both of my dialogs from overseas — the collective field.
Like many of you, I loved my dialog with Thomas Hübl. As it unfolded, we got into a flow—of staying open and present with each other, and also aware of the larger field within which our conversation was arising. Thomas is amazingly clear, fluid, awake, and playful, isn’t he?
It was like a dance in which the music could only keep playing if Thomas and I continually kept getting “out of the way” of a larger tide of living intelligence, and kept allowing it to emerge—through him, through me, and through all of us gathered.
The “collective field” came up again the very next week, in my dialog with Howard Martin and Deborah Rozman of The Institute of HeartMath. Debbie suggested that the coherent (harmonious) vibrations of a relative minority of people might increase coherence in the larger planetary field and that this, in turn, could draw everyone towards states of greater coherence. Is this a possible source of hope and change in our world?
Inside me there is a debate between two inner voices. I hear a cautious voice that wants me to be sure to stay grounded, with no inflated illusions. And another voice intuits that there’s a profound reality and creative potential in these larger collective fields of intelligence.
Both voices have a point. Maybe the key discrimination is to stay alert and sensitive in the moment so we can be alive to emergence, dancing with the subtle energetics of every moment, but never losing touch with the practical, physical, and karmic facts of life.
What do you think?
We will have had 9 days without a dialog, but this week I’ll be doing three — on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is the real thing, a traditional Hindu guru with a profound spiritual energetic transmission. He is a bold voice, extremely playful, and intelligent, and expresses rare capacities to look into the essential structure of reality (much like some of the miraculous capacities described in Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi).
I’m excited to dialog with him soon, and I plan to ask him about the collective field (among other things) in our dialog this Tuesday. Notice that it’s an hour later than our usual call time. Please join us!
And after this break, our conversation will be shifting into high gear. Please mark your calendars for a big week ahead, with dialogs at 5pm PDT Thursday with Sensei Diane Musho Hamilton, and on Sunday at 11am PDT with Brother David Steindl-Rast. We’ll continue to explore how our spirituality can evolve and empower us be and make the changes we’d like to see in our world.
With expectant curiosity,